Chairman of the organising committee for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, Colleen Montague, says she was pleased with the execution of the first day of the five-day championships, currently taking place inside the National Stadium. Montague admitted some disappointment that spectators continue to shun the opening day of the championships despite the free admittance, but believes there are some positive signs as she looks forward to another successful staging of the event. “Things are going very well, everyone has carried out their part, it was an amazing effort on everyone’s part to ensure that everything was in place for today (yesterday),” Montague told The Gleaner. “We had some very minor hiccups, but we are pleased with where we are. “We know that each day is different. Tomorrow (today) brings another complexion because all the schools will be out, and by Friday, the spectators will all be out, so every day brings a different aspect to Champs, and we just take it day by day,” Montague added. “We take it year by year, and what we have been seeing on all of the days is a vast improvement over a few years ago. We are taking it step by step, and we are working with all of our stakeholders. In a few years we will see even more improvements on these days,” she said. The Wolmer’s Girls’ School principal was also disappointed that the demand for grandstand tickets could not be met, but reminded fans that there will be an opportunity to watch the event on big screen outside the National Stadium’s main gate on Saturday. “We are very unhappy that we are unable to satisfy the demands of so many persons who want to be here with us,” Montague said. “We will be having a screen outside for persons who come and aren’t able to get inside, they will be able to view it and experience it there.”
Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – NW4*1. FRANKENSTORM WHenry 53.02. ROCKETEER HLewis 51.5 9L3. OFFICIAL REPORT JPatterson4 48.0 1/2L4. ZEEVA AChatrie 52.5 1 1/2LWIN: $126.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 6yo b horse – OUTRIGGER – SEEKING LILTrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : NICHOLAS MILLERBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $278.00 Ex: $507.00Trifecta: $402.00Race 2 1500 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. BIG BUCK JInnis4 53.02. JAGRETEE OEdwards3 51.0 1 10 1/2L*3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AChatrie 56.0 2 1/2L4. SILVER SURF HPottinger4 53.0 HeadLate scratch : #2 LITTLE PRINCE, #6 MR. GRAND NATIONALWIN: $150.00PLACE: $56.00, $70.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:39.1 Splits : 23.4, 47.4, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – WHO’S STAYIN ON – BUCKS ORCHIDTrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by VINCENT LUMSDENNOTE: HORSE #1 SILVER SURF CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 4TH.Qu: $639.00 Ex: $1,166.00D/E: $552.00 (6-6) $95.00Superfecta: $2,882.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) (DIV.I)1. EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS DaneNelson 53.02. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins3 51.0 1 3/4L3. SURE MAN RWilson 54.0 1 3/4L4. GENUINE FRIEND OEdwards3 50.0 3 1/2LLate scratch : #3 JAVINEWIN: $177.00PLACE: $136.00, $72.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:16.2 Splits : 23.0, 47.3Winner : 5yo ch filly – BURNING MARQUE – EXPLOSIVE PEAKTrainer : RAYMOND TOWNSEND Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $905.00 Ex: $1,503.00D/E: $775.00 (5-3) $66.00Superfecta: $9,926.00Rolling Triple: $2,720.00Race 4 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. IAN LINKS OWalker 56.02. DR. TRAIN DaneNelson 52.0 1 1/4L3. MISTER BONES CChow 55.0 2L4. MR. DOITBETTA JErwin 56.0 2 1/4L5. WARTIME AMartin 54.0 1/2LLate scratch : #11 QUEEN OF BAGDADWIN: $114.00PLACE: $62.00, $64.00, $72.00Final Time : 1:41.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.3, 1:13.1Winner : 3yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – WITCHCRAFTTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : IAN LODGEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $159.00 Ex: $464.00D/E: $528.00 (4-11) $650.00Trifecta: $220.00Hi-5: $6,589.00Rolling Triple: $1,653.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) (DIV.II)1. NATASHADONTPLAY JPatterson4 50.0*2. RAY RAY OnBeckford4 51.5 2 3/4L3. KING NEBARUE AntThomas4 50.0 5L4. SEAL THE DEAL JErwin 54.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #6 TWO STEPS UPWIN: $155.00PLACE: $92.00, $73.00, $182.00Final Time : 1:15.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.1Winner : 5yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – TAWNEE PRINCESSTrainer : UTON STEWART Owner: BANTON DON’T PLAYBred by RUSSELL MARSHALL JR.Qu: $198.00 Ex: $421.00D/E: $369.00Superfecta: $5,026.00Rolling Triple: $1,673.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YNW2 & 6YO&UP-NW4*1. LEGAL ACCOUNT OWalker 55.02. UNCLE G JPatterson4 52.0 6 1/2L3. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 1 3/4L4. ST. BERNARD DaneNelson 54.0 1 1/4L5. SOUND OF MIRACLE JInnis4 48.0 1 1/4L6. REGGAE GOLD WHenry 57.0 2 1/4LLate scratch : #2 EL CLIENTEWIN: $97.00PLACE: $65.00, $84.00, $240.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – LEGAL PROCESS – LADY POOJATrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: CARLTON WATSONBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $248.00 Ex: $323.00D/E: $351.00Trifecta: $788.00Hit-6: $34,789.50Rolling Triple: $757.00Super-6: $10,380.60Race 7 1500 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE*1. HOVER CRAFT OWalker 54.02. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 54.0 2 3/4L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 53.0 1 1/4L4. WESTERN ROSE OMullings 51.0 3/4L5. COMMANDING CHIEF DaneNelson 53.0 2LLate scratch : #11 FUTURE KINGWIN: $113.00PLACE: $53.00, $73.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:33.0 Splits : 23.4, 46.4, 1:11.4Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – ROYAL PIZZAZTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $518.00 Ex: $714.00D/E: $191.00Trifecta: $491.00Hi-5: $94,139.50Rolling Triple: $771.00Pick-4: $1,488.00THORNBIRD STAKESRace 8 1400 M (Purse $1,100,000) NB3-Y-O GRADED STAKES -FILLIES*1. NUCLEAR AFFAIR DaneNelson 53.02. BIRD CATCHER OWhite 51.0 4 1/4L3. BUBBLING KITTEN ISpence 56.0 3/4L 151.004. DREAMING THE CODE JPatterson4 48.0 2 1/4LWIN: $76.00PLACE: $58.00, $91.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.0, 1:12.1Winner : 3yo filly – NUCLEAR WAYNE – COMMANDRA AFFAIRTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : MICHROSBred by MICHAEL BERNARDQu: $361.00 Ex: $479.00D/E: $221.00Superfecta: $7,174.00Rolling Triple: $327.00Race 9 1300 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE NOV.191. GENERAL TOGO BBell 52.02. SONGS OF FREEDOM DDawkins3 52.0 2 1/4L3. VERONICA B AGray4 51.5 3/4L*4. BALA BAD GAL LINKS SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L5. SACHIN JPatterson4 52.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $1197.00PLACE: $442.00, $277.00, $111.00Final Time : 1:24.4 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, 1:16.2Winner : 6yo ch horse – WAR MARSHALL – VICTREEBELTrainer : CONROY TULLOCH Owner : EWART E BROWNBred by MICHAEL BEECHAMQu: $5,722.00 Ex: $13,493.00D/E: $1,630.00Trifecta: $25,776.00Hi-5 carry-over : $53,374.75Rolling Triple: $5,552.00PlacePot 8: $13,291.00PRINCE CONSORT STAKESRace 10 1400 M (Purse $1,100,000) NB3-Y-O GRADED STAKES -COLTS & GELDINGS1. CHACE THE GREAT AChatrie 52.0*2. ORPHEUS SEllis 53.0 1 3/4L3. BIGDADDYKOOL RHalledeen 53.0 1 3/4L4. LORD EQUUS OMullings 51.0 Sh.Head5. JAMAI RAJA SMuir 54.0 3 1/4LWIN: $287.00PLACE: $162.00, $89.00, $121.00Final Time : 1:26.4 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.2,Winner : 3yo ch colt – GREATNESS – OUR MISS RUTHTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner: VINCENT ATKINSONBred by VINCENT ATKINSONQu: $392.00 Ex: $1,060.00D/E: $7,799.00Trifecta: $984.00Hi-5: $110,396.00Rolling Triple: $37,198.00Race 11 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. BIMINI AChatrie 54.02. TRADITIONAL STORM OnBeckford4 50.5 5L3. LAZZA JErwin 56.0 1 1/4L4. MONALISASMILE HLewis 53.0 1 1/4L*5. JESSE’S FAVORITE PFrancis 51.0 NeckLate scratch : #1 ARIZONA GOLDWIN: $134.00PLACE: $71.00, $567.00, $174.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.2, ,Winner : 4yo filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – MARIA ELENATrainer : PATRICK SMELLIE Owner : OAKRIDGE FARMSBred by DONALD G. WEHBYQu: $3,446.00 Ex: $7,761.00D/E: $666.00Trifecta: $12,342.00Hi-5 Carry-over: $182,104.00Rolling Triple: $55,449.00Pick-4: $57,228.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $97,767.60 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $5,253,753.50 (9 OF 9)
Dr Graham Brown, a member of the champion owner aggregation Elite Bloodstock Limited, is the new president of the Jamaica Racehorse Owners’ Association (JROA).Brown beat incumbent present Laurence Heffes by four votes – 12 to eight – for the top post at Sunday’s annual general meeting at the Altamont Court Hotel, New Kingston. In the three-man race, former president Dr Paul Wright polled two among the 22 members present.Wright, a popular owner and racing analyst, served several terms as president in the 1990s.VICE-PRESIDENTHeffes was elected unopposed as vice-president and promised to give his Elite Bloodstock colleague full support in his efforts to strengthen the association as a major force in racing.Brown said the members voted for change, and given the confidence placed in him, will be working tirelessly to take the JROA to another level.In addition to Brown and Heffes, others elected to the board as directors were Wright, Randy McLean, Carlton Watson, Dave Girod, Courtney Thorpe, Lincoln ‘Happy’ Sutherland, and trainer Harry Parsard.- Orville Clarke
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron has disclosed that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will not be pulled from the West Indies team for the upcoming ICC World T20 World Cup. The Windies are currently preparing for the upcoming tournament to be held in India. Russell, an anticipated key figure in the West Indies push to regain the World Twenty20 crown, recently missed three out-of-competition drug tests over a 12-month period, which under World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) rules equates to a positive finding and carries a suspension of two years for a first offence. The 27-year-old, according to Cameron, is to face an independent panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission after the March 8 to April 3 tournament. “Mr Russell is not suspended as he will play in the World T20,” Cameron said, following the annual general meeting of the WICB at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at the weekend. “The matter has been sent to an independent panel for hearing, and that will be done after the tournament.” Cameron, who expressed surprise at Russell’s rule violation given efforts of the board to inform players of WADA requirements, also stated that Russell has the full support of the board. “We have Ayana Cooper (WICB player relations officer), who is on board, on staff and that is exactly one of the reasons she is there for: To support the players directly on those things,” stated Cameron. “We have to now move to try and support him in ensuring whatever sanctions we can mitigate.” The big-hitting Russell guided Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League title last month. He was also named man of the tournament. He also helped Sydney Thunder win the Australia Big Bash League, Kolkata Knight Riders the Indian Premier League and Jamaica Tallawahs the Caribbean Premier League. He is also in talks with Nottinghamshire in a bid to represent them in this year’s England T20 Blast tournament. According to WADA rules, athletes must tell their local anti-doping agency, where they will be for at least one hour each day, to accommodate out-of-competition drug tests.
SONOMA, California (AP): Stephen Curry grew up just 20 minutes away from one of the showplace tracks in NASCAR. Despite the proximity, he never made it out to an event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Some 2,700 miles away, at a road course in California, Curry finally made it to his first race. The two-time NBA MVP paid a visit to Sonoma Raceway yesterday as the supportive husband to wife Ayesha. It was Ayesha Curry who was named grand marshall of the IndyCar season finale, and Stephen Curry had no problem stepping into the shadow of the budding celebrity chef. “She’s got a great thing going and I am supportive of the things she’s passionate about: cooking, her lifestyle platform,” Curry said. “So to see that be recognised and give her opportunities like this to just get out and have some fun, I am happy to support her.” LONG WAY TO GO Curry, star guard for the Golden State Warriors and one of the biggest names in the NBA, said his wife is the true celebrity in the family. He’s had fun on social media trying to follow some of her recipes, but said he’s got a long way to go to rival her. “It’s no lie that I can’t cook for anything. If my family had to choose between me and Ayesha, they’d choose her every day of the week,” Curry said. “When her book came out, I took it and three nights in a row made dinner. It was groundbreaking, but I just got in there and followed the recipes.” His experiments? Steaks, Italian sausage pasta and bananas foster.
FALSE STROKES DUBAI, UAE (CMC): Captain Jason Holder has hailed Darren Bravo’s eighth Test century in difficult final day circumstances and said his entire team had showed plenty character, despite their 56-run defeat to Pakistan in the day/night opening Test here yesterday. Bravo stroked 116 at the Dubai International Stadium as West Indies, chasing 346 for victory, came up short on 289 in their second innings to fall 0-1 behind in the three-Test series. “It was a quality innings and he batted really well in both the first and second innings,” Holder told reporters afterwards. “I think he showed a lot of maturity in both those innings. He spent some time, he gave himself a really good chance to get a score and you could see the determination on his face and in his expressions and even his body language I thought it was very, very positive. “Hopefully we can continue in this vein and keep Darren Bravo leading our batting.” “That was obviously a crucial moment there. Bravo was the set batsman, he’d played beautifully up until that point, but it was tough coming out of the rough with Yasir Shah,” he explained. “I thought he bowled really well, he was very, very challenging and he made it difficult for us to score and also defend. “If you look back at it, you see a lot of things in hindsight, but obviously at the moment when Bravo got out we would’ve probably asked him to go on a little longer.” West Indies were always up against it once they conceded a lead of 222 on first innings after Pakistan had piled up a mammoth 579 for three declared in their first innings. However, with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo taking eight for 49, the Windies bundled out Pakistan for 123 in their second innings to open up the game. Holder said the batting effort from his side in both innings and the bowling in the Pakistan second innings, was cause for encouragement. “I am obviously disappointed that we lost. At the end of the day it is still a loss, but having said that there are lots of positives I can take from this game,” he pointed out. “One thing is I am really proud of the guys for the way they fought. I must commend the guys, they stuck it straight through to the end, all the bowlers gave a really big effort on a pitch that didn’t give much assistance to them and I can’t really fault the effort of the guys. “I just think it was a very, very good team effort. Unfortunately we didn’t get over the line and unfortunately we didn’t save the game, but there are a hell of a lot of positives to take from this game.” Scoreboard PAKISTAN 1st Innings 579-3 decl. WEST INDIES 1st Innings 357 PAKISTAN 2nd innings 123 WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (target: 346) (overnight 95 for two) K Brathwaite b Mohammad Amir 6 L Johnson lbw b Mohammad Amir 47 D Bravo c & b Yasir Shah 116 M Samuels c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 4 J Blackwood lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 15 R Chase b Yasir Shah 35 +S Dowrich b Wahab Riaz 0 *J Holder not out 40 D Bishoo lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 3 M Cummins run out 1 S Gabriel run out 1 Extras (b5, lb7, w5, nb4) 21 TOTAL (all out, 109 overs) 289 Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-87, 3-95, 4-116, 5-193, 6-194, 7-263, 8-276, 9-277, 10-289. Bowling: Mohammad Amir 23-5-63-3 (w1), Sohail Khan 10-1-22-0, Yasir Shah 41-6-113-2, Mohammad Nawaz 18-4-32-2, Wahab Riaz 17-1-47-1 (nb4). Result: Pakistan won by 56 runs. Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 1-0. Man-of-the-Match: Azhar Ali. CRUCIAL MOMENT Unbeaten on 26 at the start with West Indies on 95 for two, the left-hander survived the loss of veteran partner Marlon Samuels for four to the first ball of the day, to keep Pakistan at bay. All told, he faced 249 balls in a marathon 63/4 hours at the crease and struck 10 fours and a six. He anchored half-century stands with Roston Chase (35) and Jason Holder (40 not out), to carry West Indies’ victory bid late into the final session. However, with perhaps one of his few false strokes of the innings, he mistimed a drive back to Yasir Shah in the final hour to be seventh out at 263 and Holder said that dismissal was the turning point in the contest.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Former England under-17 captain John Bostock has been cleared to represent Trinidad and Tobago as they begin preparations for Friday’s opening game of the CONCACAF World Cup final round of qualifiers.Bostock, who represented England up to under-19 level, is now eligible to play for the Soca Warriors based on official clearance received by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) from FIFA on Monday.London-born Bostock, 24, cannot play for any other country from now on based on FIFA rules for players switching nationality.”It’s good news for us,” T&T head coach Stephen Hart, said while thanking the TTFA for securing the necessary documentation for Bostock.”Obviously, it’s been a long time for this to come through, going back to March, and I would like to thank the FA for taking all the necessary steps and seeing it through to the end.”Since leaving England, Bostock has enjoyed success in Belgium and has helped OH Leuven gain promotion and is now seeking to lead RC Lens back to top-flight football in France.Bostock, whose father is Trinidad and Tobago-born, was in line to make his T&T debut during the semi-final rounds of the qualifiers but was delayed due to problems with his paper-work.He was among several players absent on Monday when the squad started its preparations for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica but is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday.T&T follow up their Costa Rica fixture by clashing with Honduras in a difficult away trip to the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula on November 15.
Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey’s first game in charge of Waterhouse ended in defeat for the team sitting in 11th spot in the 12-team league.In a clash of cellar dwellers, Boys’ Town edged Waterhouse 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match yesterday at the Drewsland Stadium.Boys’ Town’s goals came courtesy of strikes by Trevin Garnett in the 14th minute and Andrew ‘Alvez’ Allen (75th). Andrew McFarlane had earlier levelled the scores for the home side in the 36th minute.Both teams ended the game with 10 players. Veteran players Irvino English of Waterhouse and Boys’ Town’s Wayne Ellis were shown red cards in the 54th minute for foul and abusive language.The teams had their fair share of chances, but Boys’ Town, who came into the round on seven points, proved that they wanted the win more than their opponents. Boys’ Town stayed in last position but improved to 10 points in the 12-team league. Waterhouse remained on 11 points in 11th position.’Admiral’ Bailey, who saved Tivoli Gardens from relegation last season and moved to Waterhouse following Marvin Tate’s dismissal because of poor results, says that the team will get better during the season.”We have a good crop of players. However, my biggest challenge is to get the players to play better on the defensive end. It will get better, as it is a work in progress,” Bailey told The Gleaner.Coach of Boys’ Town, Andrew Price, was naturally happy for the win, which is the team’s third in 14 games.”This should be a good tonic for the team. We played against a good team with quality players. It was a physical contest with two players ejected from the game,” Price reasoned.”Coming into the game, I told the players that they will have to find a way to win,” he concluded.Yesterday’s resultsFC Reno 0 Harbour View 0Waterhouse 1 Boys’ Town 2P’more Utd 1 UWI FC 4Tivoli Gardens 3 Arnett Gardens 2Jamalco 0 Humble Lion 0MoBay Utd 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0
Sunday racing resumes at Caymanas Park today with a nine-race programme commencing at 12:50 p.m. The feature event is the annual renewal of the Joseph Armond Memorial Trophy restricted allowance race over 1820 metres to be contested by eight native bred three-year-olds. They include top contenders BIG BLACK NATION, BLUE PEPSI LINKS, ACAPULCO, and the recent winner, PIANO MAN. With three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson down to ride the Patrick Lynch-trained ACAPULCO, the three-year-old colt has most appeal on the strength of his close second to DELIGHTFUL BRENDA over 2000 metres recently. Elsewhere on the programme, the 2014 Guineas and Lotto Classic winner, TALENTED TONY K, is a strong fancy to win the overnight allowance race over the straight ahead of old rival DREAMLINER and GARY GLITTER. He showed his usual dash when finishing second in a hot sprint recently, and being the joint track record holder for the distance (56.1), should take a lot of catching with Nelson aboard. Other firm fancies on the card are DIFERENTGENERATION, to repeat in the third race over the straight, FRANKENSTORM in the fourth, and Nelson’s mount SHARP SKIRT in the sixth.
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